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GSSEF Service Centers  will be closed on Thursday, February 12 for an all-day staff meeting. GSSEF Retail Stores will be open. If you will need any items from the service centers, please be sure to make those arrangements prior to February 12. Service Centers will re-open on Monday, February 16.

Grimaldi’s PizzerGrimaldi's cgirl scout cookie cheesecake slicesia, famous for its award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired, brick oven pizzas and calzones, is pleased to announce its second year of partnership with Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. To celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie season in South Florida, Grimaldi’s will again offer the Thin Mint Cheesecake along with the Samoa Cheesecake. The Thin Mint Cheesecake is a chocolate mint cheesecake with pieces of Thin Mint cookie mixed in, a Thin Mint crust and topped with whipped cream. The Samoa Cheesecake is a caramel cheesecake topped with caramel glaze and toasted coconut, on top of a Samoa cookie crust and finished with a chocolate drizzle and whipped cream. These special cheesecakes will be available at the Downtown at the Gardens Grimaldi’s location for $5 a slice while supplies last. All proceeds from the sale of the two Girl Scout cookie-flavored cheesecakes will be donated to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.

“We are pleased to partner with Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida again this year,” said Cory Lattuca, food & beverage director/corporate chef for Grimaldi’s. “With the addition of the Samoa Cheesecake along with the iconic Thin Mint Cheesecake, we invite the community to taste these cheesecakes extraordinaire, where every delicious bite benefits girls in Southeast Florida.” Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will offer the cheesecakes during the month of February, while supplies last, and will celebrate the Cookie Program – the largest girl-led financial literacy program in the country. As one of five key Girl Scout initiatives, Financial Literacy, the program teaches girls goal-setting, decision making, money management, and business ethics. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will continue to offer its traditional dessert menu for guests to choose from which includes: Tiramisu, Housemade Cheesecakes—New York Style or Oreo Cookie—priced at $5 each and Grimaldi’s Famous Cannoli for $4.50.

About Girl Scouts
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Martin County partner agency, serves more than 12,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only
the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual,
family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

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For media inquires, please contact:
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida:
Melinda Glasco
561-427-0176
mglasco@gssef.org
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
Brittany Maroney
480-947-7100
bmaroney@grimaldispizzeria.com

Contact: Melinda Glasco
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 561-427-0176
E-mail: mglasco@gssef.org

Jupiter, FL; January 6, 2015 – When are cookies more than just a tasty treat? When they are Girl
Scout Cookies! From January 22nd through February 15th, the simple purchase of Thin Mints, Samoas
or any one of the eight delicious varieties provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping
Girl Scouts across South Florida develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money
Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.

For the first time since 2012, there are two new cookie varieties this year. Customers will give a
cheer when they taste the whole grain oats, plump raisins and Greek-yogurt flavored chips in Rah
Rah Raisins. And those customers that might normally have to pass on Girl Scout cookies due to
celiac disease will be thrilled to try the gluten-free Toffee-Tastic, a crispy, buttery cookie with
delicious toffee bits.

Not to be left out, the Samoa has something to shout about. This year we celebrate Samoa turning
40. The irresistible combination of caramel, coconut and chocolate still makes her one of top three
favorite varieties of Girl Scout cookies. Look for party hats in her signature purple color as we
celebrate 40 years of deliciousness through the Cookie Sale season.

The $700 million Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and
generates immeasurable benefits for girls, their councils and communities nationwide. Locally, Girl
Scouts will strive to reach a goal of selling 1.5 million boxes. Last year more than 8,400 girls honed
their sales pitch and earned more than $960,000 for their troops. One hundred and thirty-two girls
achieved Extreme Team status which means they sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies!

This year for the first time, the girls have another way to reach their cookie selling goal. Digital
Cookie, a groundbreaking new addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, is a safe, interactive
space for girls to sell cookies online. It allows them the opportunity to supplement their traditional
sale by reaching out and selling to family and friends all over the country. Marking the first digital
platform in the history of the iconic cookie program, this enhancement adds a digital layer that
expands and strengthens the essential five skills girls learn in the traditional cookie program. Digital
Cookie will introduce vital 21st century lessons about online marketing, application use, and ecommerce
to thousands of Girl Scouts in South Florida.

To find a cookie booth location near year, visit www.gssef.org and click on the Find Girl Scout Cookies
box or call 866-727-4475.

About Girl Scouts
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the
Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for
future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Martin County partner agency,
serves more than 12,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee
Counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit
www.gssef.org.

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Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Oakland Park and Jupiter Service Centers and Retail Stores will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The Service Centers and Retail Stores will resume their normal hours of operation on Tuesday, January 20. If you need any items from the service centers or the store, please be sure to make those arrangements prior to January 19.

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